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    CHICAGO, IL - DECEMBER 16: Brian Urlacher #54 of the Chicago Bears stands on the sidelines during a game against the Green Bay Packers at Soldier Field on December 16, 2012 in Chicago, Illinois. The Packers defeated the Bears 21-13. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

    Good morning and welcome to Bear Bites, your morning rundown of Chicago Bears news. Read on for the latest on Brian Urlacher's future in Chicago, the new playbook Marc Trestman is creating and the reason why a coach stayed in Chicago.

    • The saga of Brian Urlacher continues. New head coach Marc Trestman says he knows Urlacher wants to stay but won't say if he will or not. (Chicago Sun-Times)
       
    • While the Bears are set for a starting quarterback, their back-up situation is questionable. Should they use the draft to address that area? (CSN Chicago)
       
    • Trestman is building the Bears' playbook from scratch. That means allowing many influences to help put together the new game plans. (Chicago Tribune)
       
    • Chris Harris first played for the Bears and now is a coach. He's ready to pay his dues and doesn't expect any problems with his former teammates. (ESPN Chicago)
       
    • Lovie Smith's firing didn't take away from the Bears' successful defense. New defensive coordinator Mel Tucker won't try to build the defense from scratch. (CSN Chicago)
       
    • Jon Hoke is one of the few assistants to stay with the Bears from the Lovie Smith tenure. He explains why he stuck around. (Chicago Sun-Times)